Najib: Camerons voters 'quite satisfied' with BN candidate


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  • Thursday, 17 Jan 2019

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: It is too early to evaluate Barisan Nasional candidate Ramli Mohd Nor's chances of success, says former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during a visit to Cameron Highlands Thursday (Jan 17).

"But what I've observed so far, the local community are quite satisfied with the Barisan candidate.

"He is a local son and a figure who can represent the orang asli community.

"He can make history and emerge as a symbol of pride for the orang asli community and Cameron Highlands," Najib said during a visit with Ramli to the Kampung Raja mosque.

Najib claimed that the constituents' sentiment towards his late father Tun Abdul Razak, himself and Barisan was still strong.

He added that Barisan could not take this by-election lightly as Pakatan Harapan appeared to have more money than Barisan.

"I want to know where the claims counter is. Maybe I can claim some petrol money from Pakatan," Najib jibed, taking a swipe at viral photos of volunteers in Pakatan T-shirts distributing money.

Najib also said many locals appreciated the development projects Barisan had launched in the past.

"The last time I was here, it was to launch the Sungai Ruil housing project for the orang asli after the landslide tragedy there, so it's not true that I didn't take care of the orang asli community," he said.

The former prime minister said because the orang asli community is scattered, it takes time to deliver the projects to them.

Najib also dismissed DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang's statement that he was campaigning in Cameron Highlands as a way to return to power.

He said Lim appeared to be "obsessed" with him and he came to the constituency in genuine support for Ramli.

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